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Real Madrid vs Espanyol

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On December 16th Real Madrid welcomes Espanyol at the Estadio Santiago BernabĂ©u in Madrid. Mourinho’s team is in need of rehabilitation after Copa del Rey disappointment. After a poor crush in midweek, Los Blancos will be looking for three points to ensure that they can get in touch with the league-leaders Barcelona.

 

Real Madrid are third in La Liga with thirty to points after fifteen matches. They have ten wins, two draws and three losses. In their last five games they managed four wins and one defeat in all competitions. In Spanish La Liga Los Merengues also have four victories and one defeat from their last five matches. Real Madrid are closing to the second placed Atletico going five points behind their Madrid neighbours. Barcelona faces Atletico this weekend, so Real Madrid will be hoping for a draw in this game to come closer to their opponents. But Barcelona are just too far in front now with eleven points. Madrid lost their midweek Copa del Rey game to Celta with the score 2-1.

 

Espanyol are nineteenth in the league table with just eleven points after fifteen rounds. They have two wins, five draws and eight losses. Their present form has seen three defeats and two draws in their last five games. Espanyol have no injury problems, but is struggling this season. They evidently know it will be a very hard match, but in the coming weeks they must pick up points, if they want to escape from the relegation zone.

 

Real Madrid is under pressure before the game when they host Espanyol at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. Jose Mourinho will put back a number of first team players, who were rested in the midweek Copa del Rey defeat to Celta Vigo. Marcelo is still out of the game, so Fabio Coentrao will play at left-back.

 

Javier Aguirre can count on a full squad.

 

Real Madrid line-up: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Khedira, Alonso, Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo, Benzema.

Jose Mourinho

Last three matches:

Celta 2 – Real Madrid CF 1;

Valladolid 2 – Real Madrid CF 3;

Real Madrid CF 4 – Ajax 1.

 

Espanyol line-up: C. Alvarez, Lopez, Colotto, Moreno, V. Alvarez, Sanchez, Forlin, Garcia, Verdu, Simao, Stuani.

Espanyol

Last three matches:

Espanyol 2 – Sevilla 2;

Granada 0 – Espanyol 0;

Espanyol 0 – Sevilla 3.

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